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  1. Ohio State's Aaron Craft really might be perfect

    Dana O'Neil

    Aaron Craft isn't just a lockdown defender and vital piece to No. 5 Ohio State's puzzle. He's the perfect roommate, too. Just ask, well, his roommates.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  2. 2012 NCAA tournament -- Ohio State Buckeyes move up the ladder of...

    Dana O'Neil

    Ohio State's path to New Orleans was supposed to be easy. Instead, the Buckeyes took a long, detoured route to the Big Easy.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2012
  3. East preview: Ohio State vs. Syracuse

    Dana O'Neil

    BOSTON - Somewhere, some clever Syracuse fan ought to grab a red cape, a magic marker, ink a Z on his chest and call himself The Zone. In this NCAA tournament, the Zone (yes, it deserves to be capitalized) has grown to near-mythological proportion...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 78, Loyola 59

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- Quick thoughts on Ohio State's 78-59 win over Loyola in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Overview: UNC Asheville gave the underdogs hope here, pushing Syracuse to the limit before losing. Ohio State was not going to let Pi...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  5. Brandon Paul's historic night lifts Illinois

    Dana O'Neil

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- He laughed, not out loud, but certainly to himself every now and again. How could he not? Not long ago, Brandon Paul was thinking he was going to stop taking 3-point shots. Maybe not altogether, but certainly cut them down --...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  6. Coaching survey: Late-game situations

    Dana O'Neil

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- During last week's EYBL Peach Jam, ESPN.com surveyed 15 head coaches on a range of topics. Here are their responses on a topic involving their fellow coaches. There are five seconds left in a tie game. Your opponent has the ...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  7. Sweet 16 preview: Kentucky vs. Ohio State

    Dana O'Neil

    NEWARK -- A look at the matchup between the Wildcats and Buckeyes: No. 4 seed Kentucky (27-8) vs. No. 1 seed Ohio State (34-2), approx. 9:45 p.m. ET (CBS) How they got here: Brandon Knight became the hero in the first round, scoring one bucket ...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  8. Quirk, oddities and unintentional humor

    Dana O'Neil

    Here are some quirks, oddities and unintentional humor from the humorless Gene Smith and the 2011 NCAA tournament selection committee. Is there such a thing as a Weekend Pass? We all have become very familiar with the BYU Honor Code this year tha...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  9. NCAA tournament: East Region breakdown

    Dana O'Neil

    Get up to speed on the all the players, games and storylines in the East Region.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  10. No. 1 wins! No. 1 wins! Buckeyes wreck PSU

    Dana O'Neil

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- As he walked Thad Matta onto the court for the start of the game, the security guard leaned into the Ohio State coach's ear. "We'll go out the back way when they rush the court," he explained to Matta. "So I said to my ...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  11. Bucks erase any doubts about No. 1 ranking

    Dana O'Neil

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The intent was to pose the question delicately, to gently ask Aaron Craft whether or not he wondered if people thought Ohio State assumed the No. 1 ranking rather than ascended to it. Instead, Craft cut away the pretense and the ...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  12. Charlotte turns to Alan Major to revitalize 49ers program

    Dana O'Neil

    He learned the skills of coaching under Gene Keady while a student at Purdue and has refined them over the past 18 years as an assistant, most recently under Thad Matta. Now Alan Major is ready to put his skills to work at Charlotte.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2010